Haldol advertisement, 1969. |
Hospital & Community Psychiatry, Vol. 20, No. 6.
Medication stopped. Once again agitated and hostile...
With Haldol (haloperidol), you may be able to minimize several treatment problems which often make it necessary to discontinue neuroleptic therapy in senile psychotic patients. Haldol affords rapid control of a broad variety of the disturbing symptoms associated with organic brain damage in the elderly, including agitation, aggresiveness, hostility and hallucinations. Yet Haldol has proved to be notably free of major toxic effects. Reports of such complications as hematologic changes, hepatic dysfunction, severe orthostatic hypotension, photosensitivity or skin rash have all been extremely rare(1-3) and Haldol leaves most patients relatively alert and unsedated.(4-6) those adverse reactions which occur most frequently with Haldol are extrapyramidal in nature and are usually dose-related and readily controlled. When used with due regard for the contraindications, warnings and precautions*, Haldol can often help you to produce clinically significant improvement in the overall condition of your elderly patients. And Haldol offers an additional benefit: the odorless, colorless and tasteless liquid concentrate is particularly useful for patients who resist or have trouble swallowing medication.
HALDOL® (haloperidol) ~ a notably versatile non-phenothiazine antipsychotic agent of special value in the elderly
See product brochure before prescribing or administering.       McNEIL   ~   McNeil Laboratories, Inc., Ft. Washington, PA.